An evening with Ali Clabburn, Founder of Liftshare

Our students are cordially invited to spend an evening with Ali Clabburn, entrepreneur and Founder of Liftshare, the UK’s largest car sharing scheme.

Ali Clabburn set up Liftshare in 1998 – two weeks before Google was founded – after using a car-sharing service in Germany. A student at Bristol University at the time, he rang the local council to ask about similar schemes and was astonished to find there were none. The company helps communities travel more sustainably by simply matching drivers with spare seats in their cars with people who need lifts to places. Corporate clients include Tesco, GlaxoSmithKline and Heathrow Airport, which pay Liftshare fees to organise ride-sharing networks for staff.

With 500,000 active members, they facilitate approximately 1 million shared lifts a month, they help to prevent around 25,000 extra tons of CO2 from being released into our atmosphere in that month and saves a typical commuter £1,000 per year.

Ali and his team have been recognised for their efforts:

  • Queen's Award for Innovation through Technology
  • The Ashden Award
  • Business Commitment to the Environment Award
  • Business in the Community National Award for Excellence
  • Essence of the Entrepreneur Award
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • How do I book my place?

To book your place, simply click ‘Going’ on the Facebook event page and then turn up on the night.

When is it?

Tuesday 19th January, 6pm-7pm

Where is it?

90 Main Yard
Wallis Road
E9 5LN

* Less than a 5 minute walk from our campus